The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for Educational Partnership grants of up to $10,000 each to help students in kindergarten through 12th grade strengthen their skills in mathematics and science. Information and the application are available on-line at http://www.dom.com/, keyword: grants.

"This exceptional partnership helps students use and strengthen their skills in mathematics and science while learning about energy-related topics and the environment," said William C. Hall Jr., a vice president of Dominion and president of The Dominion Foundation. "Previous projects have enhanced student knowledge of the environment and understanding of energy sources, energy conservation and energy efficiency. We are very pleased to continue supporting these efforts."

The program is open to schools and institutions to benefit students in grades K-12 in nine states where Dominion does business: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. The foundation expects to award about $300,000 in grants.

The program also now offers mini-grants of up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of math and/or science. Although the majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, the foundation expects to award a few exceptional grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Grants in this category will have a broader focus and involve larger numbers of children and/or classes or will have a schoolwide/systemwide focus or involve the surrounding community.

Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools may reach Dominion's educational partnership coordinator by email at educational_grants@dom.com.